Local Egyptians React To Mubarak's Exit: 'I'm Feeling Awesome'

02/12/2011 10:53 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sarah Shams received a telephone call Friday morning from her best friend in Palestine who told her that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak had resigned.

"I'm feeling awesome. I'm feeling ecstatic," Shams said Friday afternoon at the Mosque Foundation in Bridgeview. A day earlier, Shams was among a group who expressed their disappointment and disgust when Mubarak announced his intention to remain in office. Less than 24 hours later, they expressed feelings of joy and hope for their homeland.

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